Stormy weather brings new record month for wind power
Muenster - The stormy and unsettled weather of the last weeks has brought a new record for wind energy in Germany. December 2014 saw just under nine billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of wind power electricity generated in Germany, more than ever produced in one month before, the German renewable energy institute IWR has announced. These figures are based on an analysis of preliminary data from the European Energy Exchange (EEX).
The total of 8.9 billion kilowatt hours of wind power-produced electricity exceeded the previous record of December 2011 (8.4 billion kWh). \"The main reason for this record month for wind power electricity comes from current cyclonic meteorological conditions, with a large number of lower-pressure areas\", said IWR Director Dr. Norbert Allnoch in Muenster. The new wind power record could be broken in 2015, however, says the IWR. Numerous new offshore windfarms will be coming into production for the first time in 2015, and these will be generating electricity mainly in the windy and high-consumption months of winter.
Muenster, 12 January 2015
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In 1996, the International Economic Platform for Renewable Energies (IWR) was established as an independent and private service institution of the renewable energy industry. The IWR focuses on the fields of research, economic and policy consultation as well as media and international networks in the renewable or regenerative energies sector. One main objective of the IWR is to play an instrumental role in introducing and spreading awareness for an industrial, international business profile of the renewable energy industry.
Dr. Norbert Allnoch, Director of the International Economic Platform of Renewable Energies (IWR), 1995, on the definition: "According to our definition, the Renewable Energy Industry is one which takes an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of renewable energy supply (protecting both the climate and resources) and the construction of renewable plants and systems (industry policy for the three areas electricity, heat and fuel."Chronology of the Renewable Energy Industry - Important IWR contributions, including prizes and awards - 2007 Publication of the first structural analysis for a federal state according to the IWR-analysis method for renewable systems engineering and servicesï¿½(study "Zur Lage der regenerativen Energiewirtschaft in NRW" )2007 International network-contacts:IWR-director Dr. Allnoch speaks with King Harald V. of Norway and ï¿½slaug Haga, norwegian minister of energy Presentation of the network / RENIXX in the USA, dialogue with McGinty, environment minister of Pennsylvania2006 IWR starts renewable stock index RENIXXï¿½ (